TMBG have been together now for 33 years and this year have paid tribute to their roots; Dial-A-Song is back, but adapted to 2015 technology. One song a week, posted on youtube. An exhausting activity – Glean is a compilation of it’s best results.
‘Hesitation Makes‘ begins as the name suggests, hesitantly. Peeling slugs from stones, with radiant waves, like echoes of an underwater earthquake a thousand miles away. The waves continuously approach with more urgency. Art Nikels are a San Francisco band that describe their work as a “blend of electronically fused psych-rock,” and “fuzz-folk morphology.”
It’s been 4 years since AWOLNATION served us up their last work in their album ‘Megalithic Symphony’, a massive commercial success with hits such as ’Sail’, so I had high hopes for their latest offering. ‘Run’ is the title song in their latest album.
Taylor Locke’s ‘Time Stands Still‘ has been branded as “The new face of west coast rock” by Classic Rock Magazine, but I’m not sure if I want to stick around to see it’s direction. He describes it as a “slightly eclectic mix of power-pop, alt-folk, Americana and classic rock,” and I very much hear that;…
Plummeting into her world, a hummingbird in cardiac arrest. The accelerating bass drum envelops you. Then the purposeful but panicky bass hits you like raggedy con artist in a casino – just pretend nothing happened, shake it off, retain your composure. That’s what heralds the arrival of ‘Love Is Not The Answer’.